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|Krohn (Portugal) 2004 Colheita Vintage Tawny Port|
Youthful, medium brick red colour. Lots of young plummy, damson fruit aromas, as well as dried figs, raisins, sultanas and nuts on the nose. Wonderfully smooth on the palate, elegant and silky in texture with beautifully balanced acidity, more dried fruit, a touch of vanilla and spice notes of cinnamon and a touch of cardamom. Remarkable sophistication and flavour, very expressive and great freshness. A long intense finish.
Krohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneiro. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house and each wine excels in its category.
These are probably the most appreciated Ports from this House. Colheita Ports are single year Ports of a high quality level which have to be matured in wood for at least seven years. Normally they are bottled just before they leave the cellars, which may happen much later than the 7th year of age. For this reason, Colheita Ports generally remain in wood for long or even very long periods, and acquire with time the characteristic mahogany colour of the old Tawnies, a fine and complex bouquet, a nutty character and a silky texture.
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